Relatedly, unilateralism needs to yield to multilateral diplomacy. To collaborate effectively with other countries having interests in the region enhances, not weakens, U.S. objectives. Acting Assistant Secretary for Africa Phillip Carter already manifested this in statements made on return from an international gathering on the Somali crisis in Brussels. Developing the point at House Subcommittee hearings on March 12, former Ambassador David Shinn observed how essential it is to work with the countries in the region and with traditional donor countries, including members of the European Union, Norway, Canada, Australia, and Japan; with China and Russia; with India, Turkey, and Brazil; and with the United Nations and a number of international agencies. He further agreed with Secretary Carter’s observation that primary responsibility for solving political and economic problems in Northeast Africa lies with Africans themselves.The entire article can be accessed here.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Donald N. Levine, Peter B. Ritzma Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Chicago (bio), recently mentioned me in his article "The Obama Presidency & Ethiopia: Time for Fresh Thought, New Departures?" in Tadias Magazine. According to its website, Tadias (which means "hi," "what's up?" or "how are you?") is "the leading lifestyle and business publication devoted exclusively to the Ethiopian-American community in the United States." Having recently celebrated its sixth year of publication, Tadias "is also a medium of communication for those who have academic, business, professional or personal interest in the Ethiopian-American community." Here's the reference, which comes toward the end of the article: